Introduction to Radiologic Technology / Edition 6

Introduction to Radiologic Technology / Edition 6

by La Verne Tolley Gurley, William J. Callaway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323035663

ISBN-13: 9780323035668

Pub. Date: 01/17/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Here’s everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine,

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Here’s everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital and conventional imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. Expert authors LaVerne T. Gurley and William J. Callaway describe the classes you will take in your radiography program, the latest changes in the Registry exam, what will be required in the practice setting, and your opportunities for advancement throughout your career.

An introduction to radiologic technology includes a concise overview of what to expect in your coursework.
Critical thinking skills are highlighted, with four important steps to take in assessing situations and making informed decisions.
Career guidelines discuss customer service, ethics and professionalism, how to join professional organizations, and how to keep up with continuing education requirements after graduation.
A clear, easy-to-read style does not assume you have prior knowledge of the subject matter.

New photographs accurately depict current equipment and practice standards.
An increased focus on digital imaging keeps you on the cutting edge of technology.
Updates include:

• Positioning terminology
• Program accreditations
• Demographic information for better communication with culturally diverse patients

A closer alignment of the book's topics with ASRT Core Curriculum's section on fundamentals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323035668
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to quality customer service3
Ch. 2Becoming a better student21
Ch. 3Memorization - a key to learning35
Ch. 4Critical thinking skills49
Ch. 5The history of medicine57
Ch. 6Radiology : a historic perspective75
Ch. 7Radiography education : from classroom to clinic91
Ch. 8The language of medicine109
Ch. 9Imaging equipment119
Ch. 10Radiographic examinations : diagnosing disease and injury127
Ch. 11Imaging : life cycle and quality139
Ch. 12Ethics and professionalism in radiologic technology167
Ch. 13Patient care and management181
Ch. 14Medicolegal considerations191
Ch. 15Organization and operation of the radiology department205
Ch. 16Economics of radiology217
Ch. 17Quality assurance in radiology227
Ch. 18Radiation safety and protective measures245
Ch. 19Allied health professions269
Ch. 20The American registry of radiologic technologists285
Ch. 21The joint review committee on education in radiologic technology297
Ch. 22Professional associations313
Ch. 23Specialization in radiologic technology325
Ch. 24Professional development and career advancement353
Ch. 25Continuing education for the radiologic technologist371
Ch. 26Status of health care delivery381

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